Hi Penny Thank you very much for your reply. I believe we have a definate link between our families.My great, great gandmother was Louisa Ann Ager , the daughter of Fred Ager and Helen Eliza Silberrad. Louisa married Romeo George Rice who is my direct descendant. Its strange that you mention a "fallout" between the families as Louisa and Romeo changed their names to George and Ann after moving to Essex. It has been difficult to trace. I would love to know more about theAustralian Silberrads The Rice side is complicated but fascinating. If you would like further info. please contact me.